While the NFL free agency period is still ongoing, with the potential for the Miami Dolphins to still add more players, the focus around the league is starting to turn toward the NFL Draft. In 45 days, the newest members of the professional football fraternity will be selected and welcomed.
To get us through those 45 days, we will take a look at each of the Dolphins' 48 previous Drafts. We will take a look at one per day, with a couple of extras thrown in, just to make sure we make it through all 48 selection processes.
Where else would we start, but with the 1966 Draft, Miami's first.
|1||1||Jim Grabowski||RB||Illinois||Drafted by the Green Bay Packers (NFL) and played 5 years, plus 1 year with the Chicago Bears.|
|1||2||Rick Norton||QB||Kentucky||Played 1966-1969 with the Dolphins. Played 1970 with the Green Bay Packers.|
|2||9||Frank Emanuel||LB||Tennessee||Played 1966-1969 with the Dolphins. Played 1970 with the New Orleans Saints.|
|3||18||Larry Gagner||G||Florida||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) and played 4 years, plus 1 year with Kansas City Chiefs.|
|4||26||Dick Leftridge||FB||West Virginia||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) and played 1 year.|
|5||34||Grady Bolton||T||Mississippi St.||Did not play|
|6||42||Ed Weisacosky||LB||Miami (FL)||Played 1967 for New York Giants. Played 1968-1970 with Dolphins. Played 1971-1972 with New England Patriots|
|7||51||Don Hansen||LB||Illinois||Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) and played 2 years, plus 7 years with Atlanta Flacons, half season with Seattle Seahawks and 1-1/2 with Green Bay Packers.|
|8||64||Bob Petrella||DB||Tennessee||Played 1966-1971 with Dolphins|
|9||74||Bill Matan||DE||Kansas St.||Drafted by the New York Giants (NFL) and played 1 year.|
|10||83||Pat Killorin||C||Syracuse||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) and played 1 year.|
|11||92||Sammy Price||RB||Illinois||Played 1966-1968 with Dolphins.|
|12||101||Howard Twilley||WR||Tulsa||Played 1966-1976 with Dolphins.|
|13||110||Kent Kramer||TE||Minnesota||Drafted by San Francisco 49ers (NFL) and played 1 year, plus 1 year with New Orleans Saints, 2 years with Minnesota Vikings, and 4 years with Philadelphia Eagles|
|14||119||Phil Scoggin||K||Texas A&M||Did not play|
|15||128||Jerry Oliver||T||Texas St.||Did not play|
|16||137||Don Lorenz||DE||S.F. Austin||Did not play|
|17||146||Mike Bender||G||Arkansas||Did not play|
|18||155||Rich Kestner||E||Kentucky||Did not play|
|19||164||Doug Moreau||TE||LSU||Played 1966-1969 with Dolphins.|
|20||173||John Tooker||DB||Adams St.||Did not play|